Jaguars vs. Bengals final injury report: Tyson Campbell, Travis Etienne questionable

• 4 Jaguars players are listed as questionable for Monday Night Football

• CB Tyson Campbell and RB Travis Etienne are 2 of those players

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. (1) takes to the field before an NFL football
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. (1) takes to the field before an NFL football / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA

The Jacksonville Jaguars could get cornerback Tyson Campbell for their Monday Night Football bout against the Cincinnati Bengals. Running back Travis Etienne is also trending toward playing despite the fact that he's dealing with a rib injury. Both Campbell and Etienne are listed as questionable but both are likely to suit up.

Campbell has missed the past two games with a recurring hamstring injury but told reporters Saturday that he'll probably be available for Week 13. On the other hand, head coach Doug Pederson told the media Saturday that he expects Etienne to be good to go. Pederson had previously stated that both were doing fine but day-to-day.

Etienne and Campbell were limited in practice all week long, but the fact that they're listed as questionable bodes well for their respective chances of playing.

Luke Farrell and Brenton Strange also got the questionable tag for the game. Pederson says the latter was injured during a 1-on-1 rep at practice yesterday, having landed wrong on his foot. If Farrell or Strange sit out the game, the Jaguars could promote Josh Pederson from the practice squad.

An undrafted free agent in 2021, Pederson spent time with the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, and Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Jaguars in the offseason. He also had a stint with the Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League in 2022.

The Jaguars could keep Tyson Campbell, Travis Etienne on snap counts vs. the Bengals

Doug Pederson had previously said that the team wanted to avoid rushing Tyson Campbell back onto the football field, so if he suits up, it will be because he's 100 percent, or as close as he can be. On the other hand, Travis Etienne said he was feeling good despite the rib injury. Although he briefly left last week's game, he returned.

While having Campbell and Etienne back in the fold would increase Jacksonville's chances of beating the Bengals at home on Monday Night Football, they can afford to keep them on a snap count. During Campbell's absence, they thrust sophomore Montaric Brown into action and he fared well. Similarly, D'Ernest Johnson has proven that he can carry the load, so the coaching staff could ease Etienne back. The same is true for Campbell, even though they are set to face the receiving trio of Ja'Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins, who's missed time with a hamstring injury.

The reason is simple, Jake Browning is making his second NFL start behind center and he's a significant downgrade from Joe Burrow, who suffered a first injury and is out for the year. Although Browning averaged 8.9 yards per carry against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, he was sacked four times and Cincy only mustered 10 points.

With the Bengals having trouble getting the running game going in recent weeks, expect them to lean on Browning to try to pull off the upset at EverBank Stadium. That said, the Jaguars should be able to beat them even if Tyson Campbell and Travis Etienne get a light workload, or even if either one ends up sitting out the game.

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